The Santa Monica Police Department will be conducting a Sobriety/ Drivers license check point tonight, Friday August 13, at the 300 block of Pico Boulevard in the City of Santa Monica.
Officers from the SMPD will be stopping drivers at this location to confirm the status of their sobriety and drivers license. This is the sixth of several checkpoints to be conducted over a twelve month period.
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Santa Monica Police Department reminds drivers if you plan on drinking, have a designated driver or call a taxi cab to take you safely home.
Since 2005, the number of alcohol involved fatalities has been dropping, thanks to efforts like this. But law enforcement and the public must continue to work toward zero deaths.
“Law enforcement officers are doing more to remove drunk drivers from California’s streets and highways thanks to our DUI traffic safety funding,” said Christopher J. Murphy, Director of the California Office of Traffic Safety. “But everyone can help make their communities safer. If you see a Drunk Driver: Call 9-1-1.”
For more information please contact Sergeant Jeff Wiles at the Santa Monica Police Department Traffic Division, 310-458-8950, or the Public Information Officer, Sergeant Trisler at 310-458-8471.